Whither So-Ever

Last week I enjoyed the first cucumber from my garden. Have you been enjoying some of the fresh produce from your garden? This spring I planted onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and zucchini.

Planting the garden is fun, but keeping it clean is another story.  My dear husband, Sam, has become the caretaker of my garden and has been doing a great job watering and weeding it.

I received an email from Ruthmary Jackson concerning the Hills Farmers Market, which will begin in the next few weeks.

 It will be Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. at Hills Centennial Park on Main Street. Watch for more details in the Hills Crescent.


Vacation Bible School memories

This week students in the area are attending Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. What are some of your favorite memories of attending Bible School?

The Bible School I attended was in Steen during the first week in June from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At that time there were two churches in Steen, the Reformed Church and the EUB, which was the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The Steen public school was still open, and it was located where the park is now. Bible School was held at all three locations.

I remember the smaller children met at the EUB church, which hosted opening ceremonies.

The highlight of attending Bible School was being able to bring a sack lunch (I loved the Little Debbie snack cakes).

We listened to Bible lessons, memorized verses and made craft projects. I remember making an American flag and a church flag out of beads (it still hangs in my bedroom).

Friday afternoons were always reserved for Bible School open house for displaying craft projects and enjoying lunch.

All these fond memories may explain why I directed Bible school at my church, Bethlehem Lutheran, for many years.

My sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Andrea Boeve, whose funeral was Saturday. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Have you purchased any of the delicious peaches available in the stores? If you did perhaps you would like to try this Glazed Peach Crème Salad.


Glazed Peach Crème Salad

2 (3-ounce) pkgs. peach flavored gelatin

2 cups boiling water

¾ cup cold water

1 pint vanilla ice cream

2  fresh peaches or 1 (8-¾- ounce) can sliced peaches


Dissolve 1 package gelatin in 1 cup boiling water.  Add cold water. Chill until slightly thickened. (Gelatin will have the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.) Dissolve second package in remaining boiling water.  Add ice cream and stir until melted and smooth.  Pour into serving bowl.  Chill about 1 hour or until set but not firm.  Arrange canned or fresh peaches on gelatin-ice cream mixture.  Top with clear gelatin.  Garnish with  whipped cream.



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